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How to Save Money and Promote Athletic Diversity

Nos Nevets Wrote: May 20, 2013 4:21 AM
drop athletics entirely.
Rick3767 Wrote: May 20, 2013 10:31 AM
Keep the athletics, drop the "studies" of all types, and have the professors with tenure teach at least 66% of their classes instead of interns.
David1334 Wrote: May 20, 2013 12:02 PM
Drop the "studies", fully utilize the tenured faculty...

and get colleges out of the business of providing subsidized farm systems for the NBA and NFL and nannying for "oppressed" minority students.

It's time to get rid of intercollegiate athletics completely. Shut down the NCAA and NAIA (as well as public school athletics) and let the NBA, NFL, American Legion, YMCA, parks and recreation, and whoever else operate developmental leagues.

Require that state schools stop spending money (extracted from students and their parents via tuition surcharges, to the tune of over $400 a year at UNC-W) on intercollegiate athletics. Eliminate the tax exempt status of athletics at private colleges and the tax deductibility of contributions to schools not designated for instruction and research.

If students want to organize intramural sports, let them do so on their own without exposing the institutions to cost or liability.
45caliber Wrote: May 20, 2013 1:21 PM
Rick: Those professors need their extra time to be able to write the books that the university insists they must write to keep their jobs.
RockerbabefromGeorgia Wrote: May 20, 2013 1:40 PM
Are you going to drop the publish or perish rule? How about, get a grant to subsidize your dept or else? Or how about, better improve your network skills, so you can gt donors to give more?
45caliber Wrote: May 20, 2013 2:53 PM
The universities actually have the money they really need in most cases. The books are written so the university can claim credit for having the authors on site. That increases the number of grants they can get from the government. Many universities tend to keep their professors busy on "research" - which is done by grad students while the head fo the department gets the credit.